Posted by Marie Presti on 1/19/2020

Homeowners put a lot of time, money, and effort into maintaining, updating, and decorating their homes. So, when itís time to sell it can be frustrating to receive a lowball offer on your home.

Many sellers arenít sure how to react to a low offer. However, with so much at stake itís important to go into selling your home with a plan.

In this article, weíre going to talk about how to handle a low offer on your home so that you can capitalize on even the less-than-ideal prospects when selling your house.

Every offer deserves a polite response

So, youíve gotten an offer on your home that you consider to be way too low. The first thing you need to do is to detach your emotions from the situation so that you can formulate a polite, but appropriate response.

It is the custom of many people around the world to negotiate. And one common practice in negotiation is to start with a low offer. Therefore, donít be offended if you receive an offer that is low as it likely isnít meant as an insult to you or your home.

We understand that selling can be frustrating, so if you need to vent, talk it over with your family or agent. Together youíll be able to get past the initial frustration and come up with a quick, practical response to the offer.

Counter the offer anyway

Even if you think thereís a small chance that the prospective buyer will raise their offer to fit your requirements, itís still worth providing a counter offer. This will make it clear to the buyer that you have received their offer and considered it.

Failing to provide a counter offer could mean you miss out on a serious offer in some cases, so itís worth the small amount of time it takes to provide.

Donít waste too much time negotiating

So, youíve sent a counter offer and have received a response that still isnít getting anywhere close to what youíre looking for. Now what?

In this situation, itís best to send a concise and cordial message to the buyer that you wonít be able to adjust your offering price any further and then thank them for their time. After this point, it likely isnít worth your time to continue negotiating.

Low offers can be helpful

If youíre getting a lot of low offers and none in the range you hope for, it could be time to reconsider a few things. You might want to try a new approach, such as staging the home or highlighting certain details that you may have missed. If your listing photos arenít up to par you can upload new ones that are higher quality with better lighting.

Next, see if the comparable listings in your area have gone down in price. A substantial change in the local market since the time you listed your property is, in some cases, enough to influence the offers you receive.




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Posted by Marie Presti on 1/15/2020


9 Central Ave, Newton, MA 02460

Newtonville

Condo

$559,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath. This condo on the exterior is period to the year build but on the interior features an upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining. Large private storage area in the basement. 1/2 mile to Newtonville Village Shops, close to Trader Joes, WholeFoods, Newtonville Commuter Rail, and a quick hop onto Mass PIke to head into Boston or head West.
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Saturday
January 18 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath, upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining.
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Posted by Marie Presti on 1/15/2020


183 Prospect St, Ashland, MA 01721

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
This well taken care of Garrison style Colonial has so much to offer! Features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, including an updated kitchen in 2009, and a laundry room located in the mudroom for your convenience. Partially finished basement allows for entertaining, a brand new deck for family gatherings overlooking the large level yard which backs up to Warren Woods (conservation land) and much more. 1 Year old Roof, fresh painting, and refinished hardwood floors makes it feel new! Walkup tall attic for easy storage or future expansion potential. Do you have a dog? Comes with an invisible fence and dog collar installed. Convenient to major highways, restaurants and shopping. 2 miles to downtown Ashland and Stone Park, 3 miles to Ashland State Park that offers hiking, biking, non-motorized boating, swimming, cross country skiing and fishing. 3 miles to Ashland commuter Rail to Boston. 1/2 mile to Warren elementary school. A must see!
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Saturday
January 18 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Beautiful Garrison style Colonial has so much to offer! Features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, including an updated kitchen in 2009, and a laundry room located in the mudroom for your convenience. Partially finished basement allows for entertaining, a brand new deck for family gatherings overlooking the large level yard, close to parks and highway.
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Posted by Marie Presti on 1/15/2020


9 Central Ave, Newton, MA 02460

Newtonville

Condo

$559,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath. This condo on the exterior is period to the year build but on the interior features an upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining. Large private storage area in the basement. 1/2 mile to Newtonville Village Shops, close to Trader Joes, WholeFoods, Newtonville Commuter Rail, and a quick hop onto Mass PIke to head into Boston or head West.
Open House
Saturday
January 18 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath, upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining.
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Posted by Marie Presti on 1/15/2020


9 Central Ave, Newton, MA 02460

Newtonville

Condo

$559,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath. This condo on the exterior is period to the year build but on the interior features an upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining. Large private storage area in the basement. 1/2 mile to Newtonville Village Shops, close to Trader Joes, WholeFoods, Newtonville Commuter Rail, and a quick hop onto Mass PIke to head into Boston or head West.
Open House
Saturday
January 18 at 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Beautiful first floor Victorian style condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms including a Master Bath, upgraded kitchen including: quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, new sink, a center island and custom built work space. Character throughout! Tall windows allow for lots of natural light. Washer and dryer in unit for convenience and two deeded car spaces with a backyard for play and entertaining.
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